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Address: Hwy. 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone Number: 530 573 2674

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Great easy walk through the "woods"

The season begins here at Taylor Creek Visitor Center on Memorial Day Weekend. We visited last week (first part of April), and the center was closed. The trails are open, although... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Jean R
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Utah
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Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The season begins here at Taylor Creek Visitor Center on Memorial Day Weekend. We visited last week (first part of April), and the center was closed. The trails are open, although in a couple of places the water is running over the trail. This shouldn't deter one from adventuring around the loop. It's nicely done and one can see Mount... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The visitor center was closed for the season. But we were able to walk down to the beach and enjoy the breathtaking view. It was also a good walk along the beach from Taylor Creek to the Camp Richardson Historic Resort.

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Healdsburg, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The Park was closed for the winter but you can still get to the trails by parking on the road and walking to the creek, then go downstream on a path to the main trails. You can walk along the boardwalk and see the expired coho in the creek. We saw a beaver and some mallards eating the coho bodies.... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

it was a short drive from our hotel. my husband, 2 year old and I walked the rainbow trail. We saw the tail end of salmon swimming upstream. the visitor center was closed. we were able to walk to the beach. make sure to bring food. there are picnic tables. we missed the bears feasting on the fish.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

To see nature at its best. We go each year at the end of Sept or early October. The Kokanee come back to spawn and die where they were born. It is interesting to see the females make their nest. As they are dying they turn a bright red. We have even seen bear in the creek. The colours of... More 

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Sisters, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Beautiful fall colors at Taylor Creek on the Rainbow Trout Trail! Stream Profile Chamber is awesome! Kokanee and Rainbow Trout Spawning bringing bears to the area to eat fish! Water a little murky.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I read about this place somewhere that it had an underground viewing area where you can watch the fish spawn. It was something I just wanted to see especially when I discovered October is spawning season!!! It was beautiful day. The parking lot was not completely filled so we found a place to park no prob. (I find lack of... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Easy walking trails through different habitats so there is something for everyone who goes to Taylor Creek. Staff rangersare informative and provide lots of information in an easy going, friendly manner.There are beaver dams and chewed up trees you can witness while on the trail. We walked to Tallac Point down from the Visitors Center and enjoyed the great views... More 

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Lutz, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The rangers at this station took the time to orient me, provide additional literature, and give helpful hints for our visit. We walked through multiple habitats on our way to the Baldwin Beach where we casually strolled among the wetlands/marsh and Canadian geese.

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Elk Grove, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Trails around the creek were easy to walk, lots to see. Nice information all about. Cut out section of the creek was a bit of a disappointment-really only an aquarium, not part of the live creek, but worth the walk nonetheless. Bathrooms needed a bit of cleaning.

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